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1 How to Get Your Paper Published in European Journal of Human Genetics
Presented by Editor-in-Chief, Professor Gert-Jan B van Ommen and Publishing Manager, Rebecca Vickerstaff

2 The European Journal of Human Genetics is the official Journal of the European Society of Human Genetics, publishing high-quality papers in the field of human genetics and genomics. Key Facts First published with NPG in 1998 High profile editor and supporting editors ~Call for Section Editors 12 issues a year Print and online publication Impact Factor 4.380* Approximately 760 submissions received each year, ~66% rejected Over 1,470,000 page views to the EJHG website and 752,000 article downloads Table of Contents alerts are sent to 82,000 registrants International readership= 36% subscribers are from North America/ 38% are from Europe/ 19% are from ROW and 7% are from Japan

3 Gene Cards and the Practical Genetics series
Clinical Utility Gene Cards were launched in association with EuroGentest in Abstracts are published in print and full articles online. All articles are available free online. We will shortly publish a new article type ‘Clinical Utility Gene Card Update’. The Practical Genetics series delivers a one–stop–shop information resource for genetics clinicians and they are updated monthly.

4 Open Access EJHG offers authors open access – option to pay a one-off fee to have your final published version made freely available immediately on publication rather rely on readers who have paid subscriptions Fee is £2,000 NPG already complies with major funding agencies but this is a further step forward Final version automatically deposited into PubMed Central Choose one of two creative commons licences Research receives greater visibility 21 papers published open access in 2012 so far – expected growth year on year

5 Novel or original findings Credibility Brevity
What are Editors looking for? Novel or original findings Credibility Brevity Clarity of data and conclusions Interesting to a broad, international readership Consistent with HUGO gene nomenclature and HGVS/LOVD mutation nomenclature.  Good standard of English (seek help if necessary) Compliance with ethical standards and approval by Institutional Review Board if appropriate Disclosure of possible conflicts of interests by all authors References complete and up-to-date

6 The peer review process
On submission of your manuscript you will receive an acknowledgment and the manuscript is then assigned to the Editor-in-chief or a Co-editor who: Determines if the manuscript is within the scope of the Journal Assesses if the paper should be sent out for review or not, and if the answer is yes Selects at least two experts to review the manuscript for scientific quality and novelty Based in part on the reviewers’ reports he/she makes an initial decision to accept, to reject or to ask for revision

7 On acceptance All manuscripts are checked for plagiarism
Colour figures must be paid for…

8 The production process
Accepted manuscripts are passed to the production team A production editor will ensure your paper meets EJHG’s house style: Check punctuation, grammar, and consistency of terminology Check pharmaceutical names and abbreviations Check references Figures and tables are formatted and the manuscript is typeset Reasons for delays to starting work on a paper: Inconsistency with nomenclature Artwork in wrong format Licence To Publish form not complete Open access payment form not received Page proofs are ed to the corresponding author within 8 weeks of acceptance – corrections to be made to a .pdf version. Once paper is returned a Document Object Identifier (DOI) number is assigned and paper is ‘queued’ for advanced online publication (AOP).

9 Advanced online publication (AOP)
Your AOP version should appear online typically within 25 days. It now has a ‘Digital Object Identifier’ (DOI) number and date online and can now be cited. Your paper is recorded in any relevant databases with which we have agreements as soon as it is published online, ensuring more people see your article over a longer amount of time The print version of your paper ideally will appear around 5 months after acceptance

10 Once published: promotion and visibility
Selected articles are press-released Electronic table of contents (e-ToC alerts) Selected articles appear on homepage and NPG’s community and subject based platforms All articles are included in key abstracting, indexing and linking services We also look to cross promote with other relevant NPG titles and across

11 Please submit your article online to EJHG Any Comments or questions?
Any Comments or questions?

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